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Maori Television – Highlights Wk 15: Sat 6 April – Fri 12

New this week
Kai Time on the Road (series 11)
Tangaroa with Pio (series 8)
The Cove
Te Tepu
He Iwi Whakapono
Beneath the Maori Moon

Season finals this week
Kaitangata Twitch

Coming soon
Feature: Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story
Documentary: Restoring Hope: An Indigenous Response to Justice
Feature: Crash
Journey to the West
Hoiho – Maori horse culture series (series 2)


8.00 pm Kaitangata Twitch G
A thrilling drama from Margaret Mahy. The island of Kaitangata is twitching, it’s waking up! Only 13 year old Meredith can stop it. Can she discover what it wants before it is too late? (FINAL REPEAT)

8.30 pm Atamira - The Prophet G
Five cousins have returned to their 'home' on the East coast for another cousin's unveiling. Over the three days they are there, they grow from being kids to adults. (REPEAT)

10.30 pm Poitukohu NBA UR
Maori Television is pleased to bring you action from the 2012 National Basketball Association (NBA) season. Tonight: San Antonio v Oklahoma City.


3.30 pm UK Super League UR
Maori Television brings you coverage of the 2013 UK Super League. Tonight: Castleford v Huddersfield.

7.00 pm Joe’s World on a Plate G
Join Maori Television’s newest celebrity chef, Joe McLeod as he cooks some of his favourite recipes from around the world, all from the comfort of his own home. Tonight: Raratonga.

8.30 pm After the Waterfall AO
Outrageous Fortune’s Anthony Starr plays a bereaved father who is haunted by the disappearance of his young daughter. He later discovers his ex-wife is pregnant to his best friend. (REPEAT)


7.30 pm Kai Time on the Road G
Peter Peeti, Maori Television’s celebrity chef, travels the country to showcase the rich natural resources of Aotearoa. Tonight: We head to Tauranga to whip up some Crab and Corn Bisque. (PREMIERE)

8.30 pm Native Affairs UR
Mihingarangi Forbes and the award-winning current affairs team investigate regional and national stories from a Maori perspective, as well as international indigenous news.

9.30 pm Pumanawa: Celebrating Maori in Business G
Celebrating Maori in Business. In this episode we visit Mitai Maori Village and meet the Mitai whanau who have utilised their passion for Kapa Haka to create a unique cultural experience.

10.30 pm UK Super League UR
Maori Television brings you coverage of the 2013 UK Super League. Tonight: Leeds v Warrington.


7.30 pm Tangaroa with Pio G
Pio Terei explores the domain of Tangaroa in fun-filled fishing expeditions around Aotearoa. (REPEAT PREMIERE)

8.00 pm Behind the Brush G
Descendants of tupuna painted by Gottfried Lindauer lift the lid on history. Tonight: The chief who took no prisoners, the first tourism guide of New Zealand and the world of tohunga surface with the Tarawera eruption.

8.30 pm Tuesday Festival Documentary: The Cove G
This Best Documentary Academy Award winner, told from an ocean conservationist’s point of view, analyses and questions Japan’s dolphin hunting culture. (PREMIERE)


6.30 pm Putahi G
Precious Clark hosts three manuhiri who have lived overseas but have chosen to move back to Aotearoa. We find out some of the positives and negatives about their move home.

7.30 pm Te Tepu UR
Prominent kaumatua as well as the country’s best practitioners of te reo Maori share their views on local, national and international issues with presenter Chris Winitana. (PREMIERE)

8.00 pm He Iwi Whakapono G
Ruia Aperahama hosts an exploration into the many facets of Maori faith. Tonight we speak to Tamihana Thrupp – the cowboy minister from Tuhoe.


7.30 pm Hardcase PGR
Join in the laughs, the tears and the mayhem in this new bloopers clip show where the fun never ends and if it does, it ends badly. Presented by comedians Andre King and Tevita Manukia. (PREMIERE)

8.30 pm Poitukohu NBA UR
Maori Television is pleased to bring you action from the 2012 National Basketball Association (NBA) season. Tonight: Philadelphia v Brooklyn.

10.30 pm Beneath the Maori Moon G
A documentary series tracing the evolution of Maori Rugby and Maori social history over the past 120 years. Tonight: The early Maori pioneers of the game; Tom Ellison, Ned Parata and Joe Warbrick. (REPEAT SERIES PREMIERE)


7.30 pm Tribe G
A music video series with the hottest clips from Aotearoa and around the world.

8.00 pm Unsung Heroes of Maori Music G
Unsung heroes of Maori music profiles Maori musicians of past and present who have been largely unrecognised by mainstream media. Tonight: Leyton Greening.


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